for Lesbian and Gay Christians
welcomes people of all sexual orientations and any gender identity



We’re very happy to share information about this retreat, led by Urs Mattman at one of our favourite retreat venues.

In this weekend we can discover what the message of Advent and Christmas can mean in the context of our lives as gay, lesbian, bisexual men & women or transgendered people. Our colours of the Rainbow may lead us to this Christ event.

We remember that Christ was born in the midst of outcasts of his time. As queer men and women of faith we also experience that some religious traditions may not necessarily want us in their midst, yet we find our place, trust our spiritual journey and are blessed. Like the Magi in the nativity story we have gifts to bring, we are invited to consider what these gifts mean as LGBT people for us and the world.

Our time together will consist of talks and discussions, liturgy and meditation, prayer and visualisation with time for quiet reflection and rest. Wherever you are on your faith journey or whatever spiritual background you are from, you are welcome to participate.

Cost £ 180 includes accommodation, meals and refreshments. Friday at 12noon to Sunday at 2pm.

It is possible on request to arrive a day earlier or stay a day longer.

Retreat led by Urs Mattmann Acc. MBACP Author of Coming In – Gays and Lesbians reclaiming the spiritual journey.

For more details and registration see the following link.

or e-mail, or phone Holland House on  +44 (0)1386 860330

Holland House is a Christian Retreat House in the ecumenical tradition offering a warm welcome to all.